Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Launch of "Tides: An ISSTA Anthology"

This Friday, ISSTA celebrates a rich history with the launch of Tides: An ISSTA Anthology. This collection of twenty-four artists represents a cross-section of activity in electronic and acousmatic music, soundscape composition, live performance, and sound installation. 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

"The Regression of Musical Innovation" reconsidered

I recently encountered Rick Beato's video "Why Today's Music Is So BORING. The Regression of Musical Innovation." This rant is worth a rebuttal, especially since the emotive aspect of the claim will have immediate appeal to so many.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Defensive coding for long-term installations

There are special challenges when writing code that must run for long periods. Contexts include embedded applications, gallery installations, information kiosks, and lighting & signage displays.

When we test code it is, perforce, for short durations. Yet we must ensure that our application remains robust over the long term. This short article will consider one issue: counting. I will use particulars germane to Arduino and Processing, these being two common environments used by creative coders.